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07-11-2018 05:50 PM

Home Shopping - What To Look For in a Shop - 20 replies

Hey All,The significant other and I are in the beginning stages of buying a home. We’ve started going to open houses to get a feel for homes in the neighborhoods we’re looking at, but are probably 6 months to a year from making a purchase. As an avid hobbyist woodworker, shop space is a high priority though and I’m looking t...

06-01-2018 05:07 PM

Keeping inset consistent in dovetailed drawer - 8 replies

Hey Everyone,As a skill stretch i am planning to cut half blind dovetails on an end table drawer. I’ve cut enough dovetails that I’m fairly confident on that part, but the drawer will be the first one I do inset and I’m wondering how to keep the inset consistent without using a false drawer front. In the past, I’ve alw...

09-25-2017 04:36 PM

Hand cut dovetails - Progress But Not Complete - 20 replies

Hi all, I have been woodworkin for about 10 years total but have only really been doing hand tool work for about 1.5 years. I recently decided I was going to bite the bullet and try my hand at hand cut dovetails, thinking this would be a great skill builder even if I don’t actually use them often. I have had great success in learnin...

04-10-2017 09:22 PM

Using Planes Without Bench - 20 replies

Hi All,I have been experiemnting more and more with hand tools but lack the space for a large stable/heavy bench to serve as an anchor for this kind of work. All of my working benches are by necesity on wheels and are lightweight and I’m curious if anyone out there has good, small footprint/portable options for setting up a vice and being ...

03-09-2017 07:28 PM

Woodshop Teachers Perspective - 2 replies

Hey all, not a specific advice question here, more an open inquiry. I’m curious If anyone on here has or does teach high school woodworking or carpentry? My brother is in the middle of transitioning from office drone to teaching auto shop, and it got me thinking what this experience is like. I’d be curious to hear about experience...

03-06-2017 03:56 PM

Green & Green Indent - 10 replies

Hi All,I’ve noticed an indent detail in some G&G pieces that looks really interesting and I’m curious about it’s creation and whether it has a specific name? I’ve included some photos here, and I kind of assume it’s done via router template with some kind of wedge for the increasing depth but any advice or ev...

02-15-2017 05:30 AM

PM 2000 and 1000 Component Differences - 11 replies

Hi All, I have an odd question so please try to follow me before jumping in. I am about 95% certain I’m going to purchase a PowerMatic 2000 but am unable to find a store in my area that has a display model. Based on reviews I’m confident I won’t find anything lacking (compared to my current contractor Ridgid) but before spen...

02-07-2017 06:20 PM

Vent oil Based Poli From Dryer Vent - 3 replies

Hi All,I have a spare 4” dryer duct in my workshop. Normally I finish Oil based outside, but I’m wondering If I purchased an inline dryer vent fan If I could move enough air to finish oils inside while it’s cold? My shop is fairly small (10×15) in the basement and could easily be blocked off with plastic and insulation to ...

01-23-2017 08:55 PM

"Blended Grain" Butcher Block Counters - 8 replies

Hi All,I have a twofold question. First is how to describe a butcher block style counter-top, and the second is advice on how to construct it. I’m talking about the style where boards are cut to various lengths then ripped and glued up with edge grain sticking up. (Pictured below) Boos and some of the other manufacturers refer to this a...

10-26-2016 01:20 PM

"Famous quote" - 1 reply

Hey All,Someone (can’t remember who) once told me a really cool quote that I can’t seem to find the origins of. It was about quality/craftsmanship and went something like this, “I want to build the kind of furniture my customers grandchildren fight over”. I tried googling around for it but can’t seem to get anyth...

10-25-2016 08:07 PM

Another Amateur Looking To Go Pro - 44 replies

Hi Everyone,I am fairly new to the forum, but have been doing carpentry/Woodworking as a hobby for about 6 years. Over the past 2.5 years or so I have become increasingly interested in this as full time gig. I have sold a few pieces, and have done a couple of commissions, but my plan initially wouldn’t be to strike out on my own. Ideally I’d lik...

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